South Dakota Merges with BAC Local 1

On September 1, 2018, the International Union merged the five locals of South Dakota into Local 1 of Minnesota and North Dakota; our local union is now officially known as Local 1 of Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota.

The IU’s decision to merge the locals only took place after a series of discussions with IU, BAC Local 1, and SD representatives. We look forward to working with tradespeople and contractors, showing all the advantages of a strong, unified trowel trades union. We firmly believe that the skills and the pride that unify us as trowel trades craftworkers and contractors are far stronger than any differences we may have. And that’s why we're so excited to formally join together with Doug Severson and our other South Dakota brothers and sisters for the benefit of our mutual industry.

Every representative of Local 1 will continue to dedicate time to organizing new members and promoting BAC to contractors who need skilled workers. We know that the members and officers of the SDADC and its locals have worked well with members and contractors over the past years, and that’s not going to change under Local 1-MN/ND/SD.